Trying to keep all sides from getting in a food fight...
I found Jason's comments on Carol Kummer not accepting funds donations
board contractors such as attorneys to be as usual condescending if not
appreciate Carol Kummer's comments as a positive and deliberative
Today's Pioneer Press
To pay for the new library and other system improvements, Minneapolis
residents voted to raise their property taxes by $140 million. A private
campaign is raising an additional $15 million, Ulseth said. The library is
scheduled to open in the spring of 2006.
As promised some weeks ago, the Southwest Journal has finally unleashed its
take on the teacher pension issue. If you have a few hours before the Super
Bowl, you can read it here:
Before they tacked on the Wing thing...my first impression of the
New Central Palace was that the structure lacked imagination,
with the exception of the parking ramp that's off to an angle
it looks pretty much like the old library supersized!
Yes, the stone comes from a Minnesota quarry, and
Tony, if your objectives include 1) educating public officials (or future
public officials) and 2)
lobbying for the needs of charter school children and youth, I encourage you to
give me a call so
we can get together for coffee and discuss charter schools further. As with
I tend to look at the anti-idling ordinance from a bit larger Minneapolis
perspective, seeing it as evidence of a more insidious problem that the
citizens of this city are facing courtesy of the city council.
I don't know of anyone who likes trucks idling. The neighborhood residents
Has anyone researched the alternatives available to truckers? What is the
nearest rural rest area at which they are able to sit idling to wait for the
business they're unloading at to open in the morning? How large of an
inconvenience is it to have to do so?
What hours does the new ordinance
Dennis Plante wrote:
What hours does the new ordinance actually cover?
The text of the proposed ordinance is pasted below my name. It applies only
to residentially used areas between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am, so
truckers and anyone else can idle to their hearts content outside
Eva Young wrote:
Actually, I'm skeptical that Powell would have
supported an organization that undermines Jewish
parents by attempting to proceletize to their kids,
when their kids go to participate in socer games which
are not promoted as evangelism opportunities - but
rather as soccer games. I
At the time Pelli was chosen, the only thing Rockcastle Sheerer did not
have was experience with so big a project. Personally, I think
Rockcastle did a lovely job on Hosmer, but I can understand the
committee's choice of someone with the experience of creating a big
building from the
For those of you who need further info on why Kemps has there lot where it is.
The Neighborhood and those of us that live close by went to the City and said
YES we want this parking lot! Now our council members who don't believe in very
Livable wage jobs within the city are trying to drive them
An interesting notion put forth at the end of Booker Hodges's latest
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder column:
I believe that the Minneapolis DFL should not endorse candidates in this
year's mayoral, 8th, 5th ward city council races until after the primary.
Endorsement in these races would do nothing
Eva Young wrote:
Eva Young wrote:
I would have trouble believing that Powell would approve of the
practice that Liz Greenbaum described on this list:
WM: Nonetheless, all you have is speculation. That and a buck
eighty-three will get you coffee is some places.
Eva Young (from a previous post)
Vicky Reports Collier-Towle Real Estate in Minneapolis shows vacancies
nearly 26 million square feet of office space available downtown .the
amount of sublease space bumps the vacancy rate up to more than 21 percent.
That's more than four times the rate for what's considered a
Themore grandiose technocrats are declaring that books will become a
thingof the past and libraries will switch to CDs and DVDs for all print.
I recall a statement by Microsoft's Bill Gates sometime a long time
ago. It was something to the effect that, Books are extremely
Was downtown and checked out much of the new architecture, the
library, the Walker and the Guthrie. I think we now have some great
venues for extreme sports. Bungee jumping off the wing, tire swing
river dive off the Guthrie and Monster Truck Limbo at the Walker.
Let's just hope access to
I've been following this thread, and other threads on the city races for a
while, and there are so may things that are easily forgotten or simply not
No one brings up the fact that Peter McLaughlin is running on an
anti-progressive law-and-order campaign message at a time when
I am glad that the issue of idling vehicles has come up on the list serve.
I hope that a solution can be found to help the Kemps plant on West Broadway
to work through any potential problems that might come out of the new
It is important for all of us-
5:43 Planning Committee
Action Item 4.1 That the Board Approve the Schematic Plans for the
Proposed University Rowing Facilities in East River Flats Park
Head of Planning Judd Reitkerk showed a power point presentation on the
history of the park from the MPRB acquiring it in 1883 to the present.
There are similiar concerns with cabs idling at cab
stands in downtown but I don't know exactly what can
be done about it.
Some of the nastiest air in all of downtown is at the
several locations downtown where cabs continously idle
throughout the day outside hotels.
On Nicollet the problem is
ZIMMERMANN WILL RUN IN 6TH WARD
Ending weeks of speculation, Council Member Dean Zimmermann said
Sunday he has purchased a house in the redistricted 6th Ward and will
run against fellow Council Member Robert Lilligren.
CITY TEACHERS PENSION FUND HEADED TOWARD BANKRUPTCY
The pension fund for
389.100. Prohibited acts. (a) The following acts are not allowed in the city
causing thereof are prohibited:
Our council members might want to take a look at the state
and federal level laws regarding safe transport of refrigerated
foods, rest time for drivers, and the Americans with
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